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Film Depicting Iranian Teen Lesbians Meets 'Hostile' Reaction

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Iranian filmmaker Maryan Keshavarz's new film, Circumstance, chronicles the lives of two sixteen-year-old girls navigating a lesbian relationship in I...

Lady Gaga's Brother May Convert to Islam

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.25.2011 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

AUGUST 24, 2011 GOTHAM CITY, NY - Joey Germanotta is not as famous as his older sister Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, who is also known as "Lady ...

God's Wrath Caused East Coast Earthquake

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

Why is God all wrought up this time? What is it that God wants President Obama to do? Well, my friends, the issue is climate change. Global warming. Specifically, the Keystone XL "Dirty Oil" pipeline.

Egypt's Troubling Transition

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Dennis O'Brien

Ask an Egyptian, and he or she will likely will tell you the revolution is still going on.

Why Evangelical Candidates Stop at Red and Don't Go Green

Brenda Peterson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Brenda Peterson

If God has thrown us sinners out of His garden, why become gardeners?

How To Combat The Neo-Christian Movement

Dylan Brody | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Dylan Brody

The neo-Christian agenda seeks to take this country in a horrific direction. Casually throwing around the expression "Christian Nation" feels to them like an affirmation of their commitment to the Constitution.

WATCH: Protesters Want Buddhist Monk Accused Of Child Rape Removed From Post

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

A protest was held Sunday at a Buddhist temple on Chicago's Southwest Side--where a monk accused of sexual assault formerly lived and worked. Prot...

A Church Of The Future And It Is Good

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

It was 1991 when the people of Mt. Auburn decided to declare themselves an inclusive church. They announced to the world they would begin to practice the same radical hospitality that Jesus did.

Truth, Opinion, and Jesus

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 10.21.2011 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

Can we talk about objective, irrevocable truth? Or merely about claims to truth that are contested by the statements of others? The answer has massive implications for our idea of man.

Judgment Day For America's Oldest Christian Music Festival?

Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

The Ichthus music festival is the United States' oldest Christian music festival, but the 42-year tradition may be coming to an end. With the 2011 fes...

Earth Preaching

Reverend Billy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Believing that the Earth is our god, government, economy and culture -- all wrapped into one big institution -- that is simple common sense!  When we...

Biblical Art In "You Get Me Closer To God"

Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

Sculptor Susan Hannon's new work simultaneously addresses religious transcendence and earthly form. Her work, part of the "The Year Of The Chimera 6.3...

Reading Christianity in the Age of Glenn Beck

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

When it comes to buying Christian works, and I don't mean just liberal-approved Christian books like Lit, I often buy them online. Why? Well, because I'm embarrassed.

The Secrets Of Orthodox Exorcists

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Sasa Milosevic

Unlike the Roman Catholic Church that elevated the Office of Exorcist, as a special exorcists unit, all Orthodox priests are trained and equipped to perform exorcism primarily as an obligatory part of Orthodox Baptism.

Obama, Obama!

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

It always amazes me to hear everyone trashing Obama, as if they'd rather have McCain/Palin at the helm, or even look forward to Crazy-Bachmann or Weir...

Politicians Cannot Save America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

America is not experiencing a crisis of leadership so much as a crisis of values. Politicians cannot provide them. They are mere caretakers of public business and are as much in need of values-guidance as the rest of us, and perhaps more.

The Semantics Of "Submission"

Robin Lakoff | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Voters need to know who will be making important decisions if Michele Bachmann comes into the White House. If President Bachmann makes a bad decision, will she say, "The buck stops here," or "My husband made me do it"?

Why I Didn't Attend Rick Perry's Prayer Rally

Carl Medearis | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Carl Medearis

For the past 20 years, I've had the privilege of helping lead a delegation from the Middle East to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual eve...

Sport As Religion

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Nigel Barber

Given that sports entertainment has similarities to religious rituals, it is reasonable to ask whether the connection between fans and sport has psychological effects that are comparable to religious experiences.

The 11 Ways Forever 21 Is Selling Its Religion

Rachel Kane | Posted 10.10.2011 | Style
Rachel Kane


Jason Cherkis

Governor Rick Perry's Uneven Record On Charitable Giving | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

In a forthcoming series of articles, HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to w...

We Are Not All True Believers

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

My views can be modified when presented with contrary evidence; belief in a higher power cannot. That fundamental difference is an impassable abyss between religion and rationalism.

Can A Bad Life Situation Actually Be Positive?

Peter Baksa | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

No one else is creating for you; you are doing the weaving of event after event in your life. Whichever thread you choose to weave into an event is up to you.

Film On Lebanese Religious Tensions

Posted 10.08.2011 | Arts

Actress and director Nadine Labaki has made a career out of her inquiries into Lebanese sociology, culminating in her latest film, Where Do We Go Now?...

Rick Perry And The Real Power Of Prayer

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

In staging a distinctly evangelical Christian prayer rally in Houston, Rick Perry has probably boosted his chances of gaining the GOP presidential nomination. But has he done the nation or his faith any good? Almost certainly not.